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Bug#840694: gcc: /usr/bin/gcc should use /etc/alternatives

Package: gcc
Version: 4:6.1.1-1
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

I currently have gcc versions 4.7, 5.0 and 6.0 installed.  I'd
like to be able to switch between them on a regular basis.  The
simplest way to do this would be to use update-alternatives to
switch, but currently /usr/bin/gcc and its friends
are direct symlinks to /usr/bin/gcc-6

By `friends' I mean cpp, c++, c89 c99 gcc-ar gcc-ranlib gcc-nm etc.

The same goes for the various cross compilers (arm-linux-gnueabi-gcc etc)

Dr Peter Chubb         Tel: +61 2 9490 5852      http://ts.data61.csiro.au/
Trustworthy Systems Group                           Data61 (formerly NICTA)

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